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Top Awards Include Best Overall Casino, Luckiest, Best Blackjack

October 12, 2010 (Lakeside) – Barona Resort & Casino has once again been ranked as the best overall casino in San Diego in the 2010 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards. The results are featured in the October issue of the Southern California Gaming Guide, which include 18 honors and 11 first place wins for Barona, more than any other casino.


“Barona works hard to provide our guests with the best experience possible at our resort and casino, whether in gaming, dining, or service,” said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. “The Reader’s Choice Awards are a wonderful affirmation of our efforts and we are truly honored to be recognized by our customers as a winner in these categories.”


Readers selected Barona with first place votes: Luckiest Casino; Best Casino; Best Casino Resort; Best Casino Service; Best Casino Promotions; Best Steakhouse Restaurant - Barona Steakhouse; Best Blackjack; Best High-Limit Table Games; Best Dealers; Best Video Poker; and Best Casino Golf Course – Barona Creek Golf Club.


Continued Salinas, “We are really excited to have been honored as the Luckiest Casino along with this year’s successful launch of our Barona Loose Troop™ program. Barona is definitely the loosest casino in Southern California and we’re glad that our guests have been taking advantage of our loose games to the fullest and seeing a payout.”


With the help of the Barona Loose Troop, many of Barona’s new slots have been certified by the manufacturer that the machines are set as loose as they can be set and guaranteed not to be looser anywhere else. This means that casino-goers can enjoy even better odds of winning on their favorite big-name games as part of Barona’s Certified Manufacturer’s Best Payouts program.


Barona offers many exciting games for guests including 2,000 slot and video poker machines. The casino also offers 80 table games such as Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, Barona Craps, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, as well as the most exciting innovations in chipless gaming including Chipless Roulette™, Chipless Baccarat™ and Chipless Blackjack™.


Barona Resort & Casino has been LEED™ Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The resort features 400 guest rooms and suites all with views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine.


For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662).

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